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Outreach to Diverse and Vulnerable Seniors Funding Initiative

Grants to Toronto Nonprofits and Community Groups to Support
Ethnic Elderly Citizens with Chronic Health Conditions

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WoodGreen Community Services

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Grants to Toronto nonprofits, community organizations, and religious groups for projects that support vulnerable elderly citizens from ethnic backgrounds. Funding is intended for projects that will help seniors manage chronic health conditions and reduce avoidable visits to emergency services. Projects should also provide culturally and linguistically accessible services to seniors to improve their health and their access to health care services.

Organizations demonstrate these outcomes by empowering seniors with access to health information to prevent and self-manage chronic diseases, and by reducing avoidable visits to emergency services through enhanced community-supports.

However, the funds do much more than that – they help organizations serving ethno-racial seniors to continue building healthier communities through health promotion, training, counseling, and by supporting and raising awareness of existing health and community supports within communities.

WoodGreen will work intensively with organizations through training to ensure successful project implementation, evaluation outcomes, and as a partner to build organizations’ capacities to serve seniors in their communities. An Advisory Committee will also be established in order to collectively work towards the development of a coherent Ethno-Racial Seniors Health Promotion Strategy.

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GrantWatch ID#: 143553

Term of Contract:

Projects should run from September 2017 through March 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grassroots or community-based organizations with a high volunteer commitment and little to no core funding sources that provide outreach services and supports to frail, isolated and vulnerable ethno-racial senior populations in the within the geographical boundaries of the Toronto Central (TC) Local Health Integration Network are the primary focus of this funding initiative.

Organizational projects must involve seniors in program delivery and design to ensure projects are informed by the voices and experiences of the community. Projects are highly encouraged to partner with local community-based health or social service providers to act as mentors, partners and/or project sponsors to the grassroots organizations.

Any non-for-profit organization with no more than 10 full-time staff is eligible, including:

- Community-based groups
- Cultural associations and/or support groups
- Tenants’ associations
- Religious groups
- Any group that offers supports for seniors, including organizations not yet incorporated.*
*Non-incorporated organizations will need to have a trustee organization in order to receive funding.

The Overall organizational budget must be less than $1,000,000, and the budget for seniors program must be less than $250,000.

The following agencies and activities are not eligible for funding:

- Traditional health service providers
- Individual, commercial or for-profit ventures, as well as public sector organizations
- Agencies who receive funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care or the Toronto Central LHIN*
- Transportation-related services
- Activities that occur outside of the Toronto Central LHIN boundaries
* Activities that are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MoHLTC) and the City of Toronto’s Community Service Partnership (CSP) will be carefully reviewed to ensure there is no duplication of service.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants are encouraged to attend the program information session on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. This meeting will take place at Woodgreen Community Services, at 815 Danforth Ave, 3rd floor.

For more information, contact Danielle Hornung (see Contact Information below).

Pre-Application Information:

The application for the 207/2018 grants will be available on June 6, 2017.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Danielle Hornung
416-645-6000 ext.1440

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Canada: Ontario: Toronto;

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